Time Management Advice From An Athletic Director
Paul Snow is one of the Athletic Directors at Menlo-Atherton High School (@bearsathletics_) in Atherton, CA. Prior to arriving at Menlo-Atherton in 2005, Snow coached both the varsity boys and girls soccer squads, and served as the Athletic Director at Thurgood Marshall Academic High School in San Francisco. Snow also teaches history at M-A and served as the head girls' varsity soccer coach. In 2017, Snow and Co-AD Steve Kryger were named the Northern California Girls and Boys Athletic Directors of the Year by the California Coaches Association (CCA).
First and foremost, Snow says that anyone who wants to be an Athletic Director needs to understand that it is a lot of work. He removed himself from the head coaching position of the girls soccer team when he became the AD so he had time to accomplish all of his responsibilities. He makes sure to handle as many emails as he can the second he gets into work in the morning to stay on top of things. His main advice was to accept that you will be working long hours and focus on accomplishing goals rather than restricting yourself on how long each accomplishment takes you.